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Presentations by Elayne K. Phillips


“Protecting healthcare workers (including ourselves) from bloodborne pathogens.” Webinar sponsored by American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. Co-presented with Susan Wilburn. April 2012.

 “Needlestick safety legislation:  Mandated occupational prevention.” Association of Occupation Health Professionals (Virginia chapter). Staunton, VA; March 2012.

 “Incidence and predictors of occupational injury and exposure to blood and other body fluids among Congolese health care workers” (presentation of research results on behalf of co-authors R.N. Ngatu, J. Jagger, R. Hirota, M. Eitoku, O. Wembonyama, N. Suganuma).  International Commission on Occupational Health. Cancun, Mexico; March 2012.


“Nursing sharp injuries: NSPA impact and emerging areas of concern.” Safe Needles, Safe Lives: National Center for Nursing Quality Teleforum. American Nurses Association; December 2011.

“Legislative Mandates in Injury Prevention: Impact of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act.”  Seminar in Injury Research and Policy; Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Baltimore, MD; November 2011.

"Impact of needlestick safety legislation on nurses’ injuries" (presentation of research results on behalf of co-authors M. Conaway, G. Parker, J. Perry, J. Jagger).  American Public Health Association. Washington, DC; November, 2011.

"Changes in sharps injuries among healthcare workers: the effect of HR 5178” (presentation of research on behalf of co-authors M. Conaway, G. Parker, J. Perry, J. Jagger). National Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act. National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health). Morgantown, WV; October 2011.

 “A view of sharps injuries” (panelist/co-presenter). Webinar sponsored by the American Nurses Association. June 2011.

“Risks of bloodborne pathogen transmission to Zambian healthcare workers” (paper presented on behalf of research group: J. Jagger, M. Chung, G. Parker, O. Simwale). American Public Health Association. Denver, CO; November 2010.

“Needlestick legislation makes an impact on hospital injury rates” (paper presented on behalf of research group: M. Conaway, G. Parker, J. Perry, J. Jagger).  American Public Health Association. Denver, CO; November 2010.

“Occupational Health Surveillance in Healthcare Settings” (panel discussion with co-presenters A. Yassi,  A. Gomaa, S. Wilburn, MC Lavoie).  International Conference on Occupational Health for Health Care Workers. Casablanca, Morocco; November 2010.

“Safety & Prevention: Impact of Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act on hospital worker injuries.” Center for Nursing Research Forum; University of Virginia School of Nursing. Charlottesville, VA; September 2010.

"Healthcare workers and sharps injuries: Understanding the risks, requirements and recommendations." Webinar hosted by BD. July 29, 2010.

"Comparison of Mexico and U.S. EPINet sharps injury surveillance data: opportunities for prevention" [poster session]. Fifth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections. Co-sponsored by Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. March 19, 2010; Atlanta, GA. 

"Safety at the end of the waste stream: occupational injuries among hospital auxiliary workers"; "Unsafe misconceptions about the performance of safety-engineered needles." American Public Health Association annual meeting; Philadelphia, PA: November 9-11, 2009.

"Global standard for health care worker safety." Health Care Worker Safety Forum (sponsored by BD China). Hainan Island, China; October 30, 2009. 

"Towards a global safety standard to protect healthcare workers from bloodborne pathogen exposures." Opening ceremonies, Occupational Safety Center for Healthcare Workers, Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; August 21-27, 2009.

"Risk of Bloodborne Pathogen Transmission among Zambian Healthcare Workers." University of Virginia School of Medicine Faculty Research. Charlottesville, February 2009.

Perry J, Phillips EK (2008 October). "Sharps Injuries and Bloodborne Pathogen Infection Risk to Housekeeping  and Laundry Workers." National Summit of Clinicians for Healthcare Justice. Washington, DC; October 24, 2008. 

Phillips, EK (August 2008). Poster session - Priority on prevention: Risk of bloodborne pathogen transmission among Zambian healthcare workers. (Study co-authors: Simwale O, Phillips EK, Bloom I, Chung M, Johnson C, Munga S, Semanik M, Jagger J.) XVII International AIDS Conference, Mexico City; August 3-8, 2008.

Phillips, EK (2008, February) "Toward a Global Standard for Health Care Worker Production: Miles to Go."  44th UVA Medical Alumni Annual Meeting, Hot Springs, VA.

Phillips EK, Jagger J (2007 November). "Health care worker risk of bloodborne pathogen transmission: An American public health success story." American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.

Phillips EK, Jagger J, Owusu-Ofori A (2007 August). "Blood exposure risk to African surgeons." Association of Surgeons of South Africa, Sun City, South Africa.

Phillips, EK (2007 August) "Bloodborne pathogen risk among nurses: baseline and surveillance."  South African Society of Occupational Health Nurses, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Phillips EK, Jagger J (2007 June) "Expecting the unexpected: nurses' role in surveillance and injury prevention." Annual Meeting of the International Council of Nurses.Yokohama, Japan.